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The TROPICS Cover Band from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 90 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews
  • 23 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Starting at $700 per event

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Over the last 20 years The TROPICS have appeared at every top venue in the Northwest and are nearing their 500th performance! We were selected as “house band” at Angel of the Winds Casino, and play for more yacht club events than any band in Washington. The TROPICS also perform for Weddings, Concert Series, Festivals, Corporate Events and Private gatherings of all types … large or small. The TROPICS are college educated music professionals and in the early days, were all teachers in the public schools. We (mostly) still are. OUR SOUND and SERVICES Our live instrumentation includes three Lead Vocalists, two Guitarists, Keyboard, Saxophone and Flute. The TROPICS produce music far beyond the ability of larger groups, offering an INCREDIBLE VARIETY of songs from the “last century” to today's hits which include Classic Rock, R&B, Ballroom, Country, Yacht Rock, Light Jazz, Background Music and Edgy-pop! For weddings we provide "MC services" and are happy to perform ceremony music and special dances. Although The TROPICS are busy as a TRIO we now offer an additional service: the TROPICS DUO! It’s the same great music featuring Two vocalists, Guitar, Saxophone and Flute at a lower price and with less emphasis on harder-edged, “guitar solo” oriented songs. Visit our full-service, always up-to-date Website for SONGLIST, VIDEO, REVUES, CALENDAR, PHOTOS and FAQs. WHO ARE THE TROPICS? The TROPICS feature Shoreline Music Teacher GREG BOEHME (Bay-me) on Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals. Greg taught Music at Shorecrest High School for 20 years and was judged one of "Seattle's Ten Best Artists" for his local radio hit “Love Be Kind”. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Western Washington University and the University of Washington. In recent years Greg has combined TROPICS Gigs with sailing adventures logging 20,000 "blue-water" miles in the Pacific, the Northwest and Canada. Lead Vocalist ELAINE SKEFFINGTON grew up in Philadelphia and attended the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Following graduate school she relocated to the West Coast, making local TV appearances and collaborating with numerous Northwest musicians and groups. In addition to The TROPICS Elaine performs regularly with her acoustic duo which has been entertaining Seattle area crowds at wineries, restaurants, and festivals for over 15 years. Virtuoso Guitarist CHAD QUIST attended the Berklee College of Music and has opened for Ray Charles, Tower Of Power and Diana Ross. He had a long association with "Big Brother and the Holding Company" (of Janis Joplin fame) and Glenn Yarbrough which brought him to Europe, China and Mexico. Chad has toured Africa with Paul Allen's personal band and has produced music airing on Disney and ABC. Chad also performs with Seattle legend "Heart by Heart". WHY BOOK THE TROPICS? No other group can match the musicianship, quality, variety and FUN of a TROPICS EVENT, and at a REASONABLE PRICE. Whether you desire elegance and sophistication or a “big-time” Rockin' Dance Party, The TROPICS do it all! Our energy level is always perfect for your guests, and we are never too loud. We provide friendly, professional entertainment featuring an incredible variety of music that can be selected for a particular audience …… or for a multi-age crowd! Please be in touch anytime by email text, or phone! Regards, Greg Greg Boehme (Bay-me), Bandleader, The TROPICS Shoreline Schools Music Teacher - Seattle, Washington Bachelor of Education - Western Washington University Master of Arts - University of Washington Bluewater Sailor and "Teller-of-Tales' from the South Pacific (some of them true!) Past Commodore of The Puget Sound Cruising Club Resides with wife (and fellow music teacher) Marta Mortensen in Mukilteo, Washington


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Review by Scott G.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 14, 2022From Snohomish, WA

We will hire them again!!

Review by Jordan G.

Community EventReviewed on August 4, 2022From Seattle, WA

The TROPICS were fantastic and rocked our party! Super friendly and easy to work with, would highly recommend!

Review by Katie G.

WeddingReviewed on August 27, 2016From Bremerton, WA

Greg and Crew exceeded all our expectations for our wedding this summer. They learned a few song requests for us, but their set list had plenty to pick from already. They played our ceremony and reception and easily adapted to match the tone of the moment. Easy to get a hold of and all around pleasant people. My only regret is not booking them longer into the night!

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  • September | Earth Wind and Fire
  • Bad Romance | Lady Gaga
  • Already Gone | The Eagles
  • Treasure | Bruno Mars
  • Celebration | Kool & The Gang
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Happy | Pharrell Williams
  • And I Love Her | The Beatles
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Bad Case Of Lovin' You | Robert Palmer
  • Bad Moon Risin' | Creedence Clearwater
  • Before You Accuse Me | Eric Clapton
  • Beyond The Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Black Horse & Cherry Tree | KT Tunstall
  • Blue Suede Shoes | Elvis
  • Born On The Bayou | Creedence Clearwater
  • Born To Be Wild | Steppenwolf
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Can't Help Falling | Elvis Presley
  • Celebrate Me Home | Keeny Loggins
  • Chain Of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Chances Are | Johnny Mathis
  • Changes In Lattitudes | Jimmy Buffet
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise | Jimmy Buffet
  • Color My World | Chicago
  • Come Rain or Shine | Eric Clapton-BB King
  • Day Tripper | Beatles
  • Devil With The Blue Dress | Mitch Ryder
  • Doctor Doctor | Robert Palmer
  • Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
  • Don't Stop | Fleetwood Mac
  • Feel A Whole Lot Better | The Byrds
  • Feeling Good | Michael Buble'
  • Fields Of Gold | Sting
  • From This Moment | Shania Twain
  • Fun Fun Fun | Beach Boys
  • Funkytown | Lipps Inc.
  • Game Of Love | Santana
  • Get This Party Started | Pink
  • Get Together | The Youngbloods
  • Glory Days | Bruce Springsteen
  • Good Lovin' | The Rascals
  • Good Rockin'At Midnight | Honeydrippers
  • Hand Jive | Johnny Otis
  • Heartache Tonight | The Eagles
  • Hellagood | No Doubt
  • Hey Good Lookin | Jimmy Buffet (Hank Williams)
  • Highway To Hell | AC/DC
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot | Pat Benatar
  • Hold On I'm Comin' | Sam & Dave
  • Honky Tonk Women | The Rolling Stones
  • I Can't Make You Love Me | Bonnie Raitt
  • I Wanna Take You Higher | Sly & The Family Stone
  • I'm Ready | Fats Domino
  • It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  • It's So Easy To Fall In Love | Linda Ronstadt
  • Jailhouse Rock | Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
  • Joy To The World | Three Dog Night
  • Jump Jive and Wail | Brian Setzer
  • Just Dance | Lady Gaga
  • Knock On Wood | Wilson Pickett
  • La La Means I Love You | Laura Nyro
  • Last Friday Night | Katy Perry
  • Let It Be | The Beatles
  • Life Is A Highway | Rascal Flatts
  • Lights | Journey
  • Listen To The Music | Doobie Brothers
  • Listen To The Music | The Doobie Brothers
  • Livingston Saturday Nigh | Jimmy Buffet
  • Louie Louie | Kingsman
  • Love Is The Answer | Todd Rundgren
  • Love Shack | The B-52s
  • Love Sneakin' Up On You | Bonnie Raitt
  • Lyin' Eyes | The Eagles
  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman | Shania Twain
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffet
  • Mexico | James Taylor
  • Middle Of The Road | The Pretenders
  • Mirror Mirror | Diamond Rio
  • More | Frank Sinatra
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • My Girl | Smokey Robinson and The Temptations
  • New Orleans | Gary U.S. Bonds
  • Old Time Rock 'n Roll | Bob Seger
  • One After 909 | The Beatles
  • One Way Or Another | Blondie
  • Oye Como Va | Santana
  • Payday Blues | Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
  • Play That Funky Music White Boy | Wild Cherry
  • Pretty Woman | Roy Orbison
  • Pride And Joy | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Private Eyes | Hall & Oates
  • R.O.C.K In The USA | John Mellencamp
  • R.O.C.K In The USA | John Cougar
  • Rehab Mashup | Amy Winehouse
  • Rockin' Robin | Michael Jackson (Bobby Day)
  • Roll Over Beethoven | Electric Light Orchestra
  • Route 66 | Glenn Frey version
  • Run Around | Blues Traveler
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • Satisfaction | The Rolling Stones
  • Sea Cruise | Frankie Ford
  • She Loves You | The Beatles
  • Shower The People | James Taylor
  • Since I Fell For You | Nina Simone
  • Six Days On The Road | Dave Dudley
  • Smooth | Santana
  • Soak Up The Sun | Sheryl Crow
  • Someone Like You | Van Morrison
  • Something To Talk About | Bonnie Raitt
  • Soul Man | Blues Brothers
  • Surfin' USA | Beach Boys
  • Sweet Emotion | Aerosmith
  • Sweet Home Alabama | Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Take Me To The River | Eva Cassidy
  • Take The "A" Train | Duke Ellington
  • Takin' It To The Street | Doobie Brothers
  • Teach Your Children | Crosby Stills & Nash
  • Tennessee Walt | Pee Wee King
  • Tequila Sunrise | Eagles
  • That's The Way | KC and the Sunshine Band
  • The Last Time | The Rolling Stones
  • The Look Of Love | Diana Krall
  • The Monster Mash | Bobby Pickett
  • The Nearness of You | Michael Brecker/James Taylor
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • Thing Called Love | Bonnie Raitt
  • Things Have Changed | Bob Dylan
  • Too Soon To Tell | Bonnie Raitt
  • Turn Me On | Norah Jones
  • U & Ur Hand | Pink
  • Venus | Shocking Blue
  • Vincent (Starry Starry Night) | Don McLean
  • Volcano | Jimmy Buffet
  • Walk This Way | Aerosmith
  • We Are Family | Sister Sledge
  • Werewolves Off London | Warren Zevon
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • What You Won't Do For Love | Bobby Caldwell
  • Who'll Stop The Rain | Creedence Clearwater
  • YMCA | The Village People
  • You Belong To Me | Vonda Shepard
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On | Joe Cocker
  • You Don't Know Me | Ray Charles/Diana Krall
  • You Really Got Me | The Kinks
  • You Sexy Thing | Hot Chocolate
  • You Shook Me All Night Long | AC/DC
  • Your Mama Don't Dance | Loggins & Messina


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